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Cannabinoid Education Resources
Cannabinoid Education Resources


The endocannabinoid system explained

To fully understand the physiological effects of cannabinoids, we must first appreciate the role of the endocannabinoid system. Dr Matthijs Bossong, an assistant professor at the University Medical Centre, Utrecht, presents a 5-minute overview of this fascinating and essential system.

The increasing importance of cannabinoids

Why are cannabinoids becoming more important in recent times? Dr Rachel Farrell, consultant neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, takes us through their rich history and increasing importance today.

Cannabis, cannabinoids, and cannabis-based products: expert discussions from the RCGP congress

This video series was created in collaboration with two experts on cannabinoids: Dr Rachel Farrell, a consultant neurologist at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neuroscience London, and Dr Matthijs Bossong, assistant professor at the Department of Psychiatry at The University Medical Centre, Utrecht. This video series was recorded for the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP): A Fresh Approach to General Practice congress hosted virtually in February 2021, and was intended for a UK primary care physician audience.

What is the difference between cannabinoids and cannabis?

Ever wondered about the difference between cannabis and cannabinoid compounds and how they function within the body? In this video, Dr Matthijs Bossong outlines the types of cannabinoids that exist and how they exert their effects on the endocannabinoid system.

What potential do you think cannabinoids have?

Find out how the past 10 years have shaped our understanding of how these compounds function in the body. Dr Matthjs Bossong and Dr Rachel Farrell discuss the gaps in our knowledge and the future medical potential of these molecules.

What do we know about the potential benefits of cannabis-based products?

Find out about the difference between regulatory approved cannabis-based medicines and CBD-containing consumer products. In this video, Dr Rachel Farrell shares the definitions of these products, outlining key differences and reviewing the evidence and health benefits for each.

What is the one thing that healthcare providers should be aware of?

Patient conversations can be tricky, especially when covering cannabinoids. Here Dr Matthijs Bossong and Dr Rachel Farrell provide helpful advice and information to enable physicians to confidently address patient queries by understanding the differing product types.

Where do you see cannabis-based medicines in 5 years’ time?

Dr Matthijs Bossong and Dr Rachel Farrell delve into how the cannabinoid landscape could look in the future, focusing on ongoing research in cannabis-based medicines and where these advances might take us.